I mean


used to emphasize a statement
He has to stop drinking. I mean, he's going to kill himself if he keeps it up.
He throws, I mean, really hard!
used to correct a previous statement
We met in Toronto—I mean Montreal.
used when one is unsure of what to say or how to say it
I'm not mad. It's just that, I mean, I think you've been acting a little selfishly.

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“I mean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/I%20mean. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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